No flood risk associated with pending storm, says NWS

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A weak storm out of the Gulf of Alaska may produce some rain in the Southland later today and possibly Friday, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

“It won’t amount to much” said meteorologist Dave Bruno, predicting less than a 10th of an inch of rain in Los Angeles County.

The system originated in the Gulf of Alaska, and the lion’s share of its energy will remain in Northern California, he said, adding that no flooding is expected — not even in areas denuded by wildfires.

Bruno said there is a chance of showers in L.A. County this afternoon, tonight and perhaps Friday. The chance of measurable precipitation in L.A. and Ventura counties this afternoon was set at 20 percent, coinciding with winds of 15 miles per hour, according to the NWS.

Bruno said today’s temperatures will be 3-6 degrees below normal along the coast and 6-10 degrees below normal in the valleys.

The NWS forecast a mix of rain and mostly cloudy skies in L.A. County, alng with highs of 47 on Mount Wilson; 60 in Avalon; 62 in Lancaster; 63 in Palmdale and Saugus; 65 in Woodland hills; 66 in Burbank and at LAX; 67 in Long Beach, Pasadena and San Gabriel; and 68 in Downtown L.A.

Partly cloudy skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 45 on Santiago Peak; 56 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 61 in San Clemente and Fremont and Trabuco canyons; 63 in Laguna Beach; 64 in Newport Beach; 65 in Yorba Linda; 66 in Mission Viejo; and 67 in Fullerton, Anaheim and Irvine.

Mostly cloudy skies are forecast Friday in L.A. County and partly cloudy skies in Orange County.

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